Angie Kraus

First post: Oct 3, 2018 Latest post: Nov 13, 2018
In May 2018 my baby girl Olivia saved my life.  God was watching.  We were biking as a family, Olivia in front of me, she put the brakes on and stopped short.  I swerved to miss her and my bike tire hit the curb head on.  While hanging on to my handlebars my chest went forward and popped.  Serious pain.  Went to get X-rays but found no broken bones.  However, there were extremely high levels of protein in my blood and the dr. recommended a CT scan because something wasn't right.  There it was - "Multiple Myeloma".  The X-rays showed "lytic lesions" within my spine and sternum.  (within the bone marrow) Only two months after my sister was diagnosed with the same.  Here I sit after 4 rounds (months) of chemo, excruciating bone pain and neuropathy  finally behind me.  I have the most wonderful, supportive, loving husband in Kregg that I could ever ask for.  He's helped me through SO much and kept me focused throughout.  My family's support has been undeniable as well......considering we're all still in a bit of shock.  Chemo was stopped October 1st so my body could be "washed" of anything before the next step.  Now headed for a high dose of chemo to knock it all out of my body on October 30th, then a bone marrow/stem cell transplant on November 1st.  My father passed away August 7 of this year, and Nov. 1 would have been his 87th birthday.  Needless to say, that day will hold a very special place in my heart.  Throughout my 3 week to month hospital stay the updates will either be written by me or Kregg.  Thank you all for your prayers and support.  God has been so very good to us throughout this journey.  God is good! 

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